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Hallelujah Im A Bum chords

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Chords by: Chase Chafin
www.reverbnation.com/chasechafinandtheconductor

A nice simple hobo song by the great Harry Mcclintock.

I'm not sure about the key of the song, put I play it it in G.
Lyrics vary in different versions, I just typed out the ones to the recording I had and 
included some others at the end.

G                              C
Rejoice and be glad, for the spring time has come,
G                                 D
We can throw down out shovels and go on the bum

      G            C        G             D
Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
      G                 C          D          G
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

The springtime has come and I'm just out of jail,
Without any money, without any bail

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

I went to a house and I wrapped on the door,
And the lady said, "Bum, bum, you've been here before."

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

I like Jim Hill, He's a good friend of mine,
That is why I am hiking down Jim Hill's main line

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

I went to a house, and I asked for some bread,
And the lady said "Bum, bum, the baker is dead."

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

Oh why don't you work like other men do?
Now how can I work when there's no work to do?

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

Why don't you save all the money you earn?
If I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again

I don't like work, and work don't like me,
and that is the reason I am so hungry

Hallelujah, I'm a bum, Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout, To revive us again


Some Alternate Verses:

I can't buy a job 'cause I ain't got the dough,
So I ride in a boxcar 'cause I'm a hobo

Why don't you work like other men do?
How can I get a job when you're holding down two?

I went to a bar and I asked for a drink,
They gave me a cup and said there's the sink

Why don't you work like other men do?
How the hell can I work when the sky is blue?
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